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Speak Squeak Creak

Melt-Banana - Speak Squeak Creak
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1994 Ratings: #245
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September 1994 / Release Date
LP / Format
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Incidentally, the album consists of 24 stabs of screeching playful noise collage and extraordinarily agile progressive rock-punk fusion.

the instrumentation just FEELS disgusting. it’s nonsensical, nasty, muddy. that is NOT a description to give the vocals, which actually pair well with the guitars so fucking well.


Such a funny contrast between vocals and instrumentation. At some point the flurry of grotesque guitar shrills and rickety drumming start to melt into one another, but Yasuko works to keep things consistently fresh and fun. Speak Squeak Creak wouldn't work nearly as well with anyone else on the mic, but it’s ultimately how every part comes together that makes it so uniquely chaotic.


Basic early Melt-Banana album. You got the incoherent yelping, the loud stratchy guitar, and non-existant bass. What fun!

Favorite track: Untitled (hidden track)

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Track List

  1. Tail in Garbage
  2. Bragg
  3. In X out = Bug
  4. Scrubber
  5. So Unfilial Rule
  6. Dust Head
  7. A Teaspoon of Salt
  8. Stick Out
  9. Mouse Is a Biscuit
  10. 55 Hands Need to Cut Down
  11. P-Pop-Slop
  12. Smell the Medicine
  13. Switch
  14. P.B.D.
  15. Mind Thief
  16. Chicken Headed Raccoon Dog
  17. Cry for More Fish
  18. Screw, Loose
  19. Cook Cool Kyau Kuru
  20. Scissor Quiz
  21. Too Many to Dispose
  22. Blandished Hatman
  23. Cut Off
  24. Pierced Eye
  25. (Untitled)

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Added on: December 2, 2017